The USGA’s official app for the Rules of Golf, updated to include the new Rules of Golf for 2019. This free app includes the edition of the Rules effective as of January 1, 2019.

The following documents are included in this app:

Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf
The Full Rules of Golf
The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (includes Interpretations, Committee Procedures, and the Modified Rules for Players with Disabilities)
The Player's Edition is a shortened version of the Rules written specifically for golfers. The Full Rules and the Official Guide are designed for referees and tournament administrators, and are available after enabling Expert Mode within app Settings.

Additional resources on the 2019 Rules, including videos, practice quizzes, etc.) are available at

If you need access to the 2018 Rules (effective through 12/31/2018), you can download our previous app from the app store or visit

Check back later this year for additional features to be released!

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at or 908-326-1850.

Features include:

The only Rules of Golf app approved by the USGA
Every Rule, Definition and Interpretation available instantly
Simple, fast, and intuitive navigation
Powerful search tool to quickly locate information on any Rules topic
All definition and Rule number references within the Rules are hyperlinks (tap to navigate there)

What’s New

Version 6.2

- Ability to swipe left/right through Rules screens
- Explore screen
- Feed of Latest USGA Rules content
- Videos, FAQs, Quizzes, and Topic screens
- Search and navigation improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
ottgolfer ,

App Won'tDownload

Unfortunately, this app, unlike the 2018 Rules of Golf app, will not download on my iPad. The icon appears, as if the app has fully downloaded. However, when I try to open it, all I get is a message noting "Downloading the latest Rules of Golf updates,".but nothing actually downloads. Oh yes, I receive another message saying that I have no internet connection, which is wrong, since I have a good connection, which was more than sufficient to fully download the 2018 Rules of Golf app.

Buzz Bomb Billy ,

Comment on USGA Rules app

I’m an avid and committed golfer who regularly attends rules workshops and seminars. The RandA and USGA along with the JRC have it right!! Make the rules easier to understand and follow for every golfer. I look forward to the updated app in late 2018 or early 2019.

Lynger67 ,

Rules of Golf

I like having the Rules and Decisions so readily available. The search feature is great.
Hopefully we will have the same availability when the new 2019 versions come out.


United States Golf Association
87.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 by the United States Golf Association


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